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GOP Hillsborough Commission Dist. 2 hopefuls take on the big questions listen

07/30/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hillsborough County’s 2nd district lies mostly north of USF. Much of that district is unincorporated as well as rural. Commission Chair Ken Hagan currently represents the area on the Board of County Commissioners, but not for long. He’s seeking the countywide seat Jim Norman is leaving to run for state senate. Two Republicans are facing off in the August primary – one with a familiar name, and one you might not know.

It’s probably no surprise that two republicans hoping to represen...

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Five Contenders Aim for One Gulfport Council Seat listen

03/09/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today several Pinellas beaches hare holding municipal elections. Towns like Treasure Island and Indian Shores had commission or council seats go to unopposed candidates. Others, like Indian Rocks Beach and Gulfport, had multiple candidates vying for the same seat. Gulfport has five candidates in the running for its Ward One commission seat, including the incumbent, Judy Ryerson. Ryerson, who is finishing her first term, said she isn’t sure why so she has much competition when Gulfport’s o...

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Forces of Political Nature to Wipeout Florida's Executive Branch listen

12/16/09 Caroline Cziesla
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The whirlwind began last August when Florida Senator Mel Martinez resigned from his Senate position before his term expired. As a result, elected officials in Florida’s top offices are seeking other political ambitions. In eleven months, the current leaders who administer and enforce Florida law will all be replaced.

The office of Attorney General is one of the executive openings. Six people are interested. Last night one potential candidate, Dan Gelber, and his supporters had the ...

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Candidates in St Petersburg Mayoral Race discuss differences listen

10/09/09 Lance Robson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Thursday evening, forerunners in the St Petersburg mayoral race met for a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. The event was held in St Pete City Council chambers downtown.

One often-repeated belief about the forerunners in the St Pete mayoral race is that they agree on the majority of issues. To some degree both candidates accept the need for more community policing, neighborhood revitalization, and for further educational efforts .

Asked by the moderator what issues might hi...

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Seth Nelson files to run for Tampa City Council District 3 in 2011 listen

07/01/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Elections for Tampa mayor and city council are almost two years away. Today Tampa attorney Seth Nelson filed to run for the District 3 at-large seat.

"It feels absolutely wonderful to be a candidate for Tampa City Council District 3 citywide.”

Minutes after he turned in paperwork at the Supervisor of Elections office in downtown Tampa, Seth Nelson said he is running because he wants the best city for his five-year-old son Kai.

“I believe that Tampa should offer the best opportuni...

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Iorio endorses Obama at rally in Tampa listen

05/21/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Sen. Barack Obama claimed a major milestone with his win Tuesday in Oregon, wrapping up a majority of the Democratic Party’s pledged delegates. WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports from a crowded Obama rally at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa that kicks off a three-day Florida tour.

During his first campaign stop since last fall in the country’s largest swing state, Obama all but claimed victory and the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

Before he took the stage, Obama was ...

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Brian Moore, Socialist for president

05/07/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Spring Hill resident Brian Moore is running for president under the Socialist Party USA ticket. He's a former health care consultant and has run for U.S. Congress twice and the U.S. Senate in 2006.

This is his first run as a socialist. In this interview with WMNF, he discussed socialism, capitalism, health care reform, the invasion of Iraq, tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the impact of military spending on the economy, the other presidential candidates and how he would transform socie...

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State GOP chair speaks at Tiger Bay listen

03/18/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The day after Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman announced that her party would not hold any new presidential primary election, her Republican counterpart spoke at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in Clearwater. Jim Greer, chair of the Republican Party of Florida, said that even though it is causing issues for Democrats, moving Florida’s primary election date to January was a good move.

“It was more important to the voters of this state to play a dominant role in who becomes our p...

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